Mathew from the US was rescued this afternoon from Thorang Phedi (~4,616m). He was on the Annapurna circuit with his friends when he experienced severe altitude sickness and could climb no further. Letting his friends pass him, he decided to descend alone. However, this was too difficult for him and rescue was called for.
AJI (B3) was flown immediately to Thorang Phedi from Kathmandu through Manang Valley passing Tal, Jagat and Chame. Thereafter the same route was followed back to the capital.
We wish Mathew the quickest recovery.